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October 17, 2019

Delta Dental Foundation invests $2 million in Ohio State College of Dentistry Ambulatory Surgery Center

State-of-the-art facility will provide advanced levels of care to Ohio’s citizens
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From left: Ted Backus, Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Advancement; Kelly Scheiderer, RHIA, MHA, Delta Dental Foundation Board of Trustees; Jason Nickoloff, Account Executive, Delta Dental of Ohio; Holli Seabury, PhD, Executive Director, Delta Dental Foundation; Patrick Lloyd, DDS, MS, Dean and Professor, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry; Bruce McPheron, PhD, Executive Vice President and Provost, The Ohio State University; Harold Paz, MD, Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs at The Ohio State University and Chief Executive Officer of the Wexner Medical Center; Jake Falter, D4 Student, President Dentistry Student Government Association

The Delta Dental Foundation announced a $2 million commitment to fund The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Ambulatory Surgery Center, a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the art facility, to serve and meet the needs of residents throughout the state of Ohio.

“As Ohio’s only state-supported dental school, our college is committed to extending care to all four corners of the state,” said Patrick Lloyd, DDS, MS, Dean of the Ohio State College of Dentistry. “We are extremely grateful for Delta Dental’s partnership to make this project a reality, so we can continue to expand the important work our faculty and student practitioners do for the people of Ohio.”

Part of a $95M construction project that will add 130,000 square feet of new clinic and teaching space to the college, the ambulatory surgery center will include four ambulatory surgery units and will provide an enhanced level of care for patients with significant and complex healthcare needs. The College of Dentistry will be the first dental college in the country to have a center of its kind. Construction of the expanded college is scheduled to conclude in 2020.

“We are extremely grateful for Delta Dental’s partnership to make this project a reality, so we can continue to expand the important work our faculty and student practitioners do for the people of Ohio.” — Patrick Lloyd, DDS, MS

“The Delta Dental Foundation is proud to invest in the new Delta Dental Ambulatory Surgery Center to help build healthy, smart, and vibrant communities,” said Holli Seabury, Ed.D, executive director of the Delta Dental Foundation. “We are confident that this investment will go a long way toward improving the oral and overall health of residents in Ohio, and we look forward to watching students succeed and the program grow.”

The Ohio State College of Dentistry is the sixth largest public dental school in the nation. The college provides care to more than 450 patients each day in its on-campus dental clinics. More than sixty percent of Ohio's dentists are educated at Ohio State, which offers degrees in dental hygiene and doctor of dental surgery (DDS) as well as advanced clinical education in eight American Dental Association-recognized specialties, including oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental anesthesiology.

About Delta Dental Foundation

The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the oral health of the public and to advancing dental science through education and research. For more information, visit deltadentaloh.com/.